July 16, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC —U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine), both members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), have joined their colleagues to introduce the Intelligence Community Workforce Agility Protection Act of 2021 – which would allow intelligence community (IC) professionals to deduct certain moving expenses from their federal taxes, as is currently allowed by active-duty members of the military. The bipartisan legislation would expand the treatment of moving expenses to employees and new appointees in the IC who must relocate pursuant to a change in assignment.
“America’s intelligence professionals make invaluable contributions to our national security, and we as a country have a duty to provide strong support for their efforts,” said Senators Collins and King. “One way we can do that is by ensuring that intelligence professionals can deduct moving expenses from their taxes when moving as part of their work assignment, ensuring that we are able to attract and retain top talent to the areas where they are needed most. This benefit is already available to active-duty members of the military, and it is only commonsense that we should offer the same treatment to the brave members of our intelligence community.”
In addition to Senators Collins and King, the Intelligence Community Workforce Agility Protection Act of 2021 is supported by SSCI Chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.), SSCI Vice Chairman Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho.), Bob Casey (D-Penn.), and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.).